Richard Johnson

Position: Associate Professor; Department Chair - Management
Office: (518) 956-8371
Email: rjohnson (at)

PhD University of Maryland

Academic Subfields
Human Resource Information Systems, Motivation, Technology Training.

Research Interests & Publications
Human Resource Information Systems, e-learning, Psychological and Sociological Impacts of Technology, Psychology & Computer Use, Motivation, the Digital Divide.

Johnson, R.D. (2011). Gender Differences in e-learning: Communication, Social Presence, and Learning Outcomes. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 23(1), 79-94.

Van Slyke, C., Belanger, F., Johnson, R.D., & Hightower, R. (2010). Gender-Based Differences in Factors Influencing Consumer E-commerce Adoption. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 26(2), 17-34.

Johnson, R.D., Gueutal, H., & Falbe, C. (2009). Technology, Trainees, Metacognitive Activity and e-learning Effectiveness. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24(6), 545-566.

Marakas, G.M., Johnson, R.D., Clay, P.F. (2008). Formative versus Reflective Measurement: A Reply to Hardin, Chang, and Fuller. Journal of the Association for Information Systems 9(9),
535 – 543.

Johnson, R.D., Veltri, N.F. & Hornik, S.R. (2008). Attributions of Responsibility toward Computing Technology: The Role of Interface Social Cues & User Gender. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 24(6), 595-612.

Van Slyke, C., Johnson, R.D., Hightower, R., & Elgarah, W. (2008). The implications of researcher assumptions about the relationship between relative advantage and compatibility. The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 39(2), 50- 65.

Johnson, R.D., Stone, D., & Phillips, T.N., The Relationships Among Ethnicity, Gender, and Beliefs, Attitudes and Intentions to Pursue IT Careers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(4), 999-1022.

Johnson, R.D., Hornik, S.R., & Salas, E. (2008). An Empirical Examination of Factors Contributing to the Creation of Successful e-Learning Environments. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66, 356-369.

Johnson, R.D., Marakas, G.M., & Palmer, J.W., Beliefs about the Social Role and Capabilities of Computing Technology: Development of the Computing Technology Continuum of Perspective, Behaviour & Information Technology (forthcoming).

Marakas, G.M., Johnson, R.D., & Clay, P.F., The Evolving Nature of the Computer Self-Efficacy Construct: An Empirical Investigation of Measurement Construction, Reliability, and Stability over Time (2007) Journal of the Association for Information Systems 8(1), 15-46.

Hornik, S.R., Johnson, R.D., & Wu, Y., When technology does not support learning: The negative consequences of dissonance of individual epistemic beliefs in technology mediated learning. (2007) Journal of Organizational and End User Computing,19(2), 23-46.

Van Slyke, C., Shim, J.T., Johnson, R.D. & Jiang, J.J., Concern for Information Privacy, Risk Perception and Online Consumer Purchasing (2006) Journal of the Association for Information Systems7(6), 415 – 443.

Johnson, R.D., Marakas, G.M., & Palmer, J.W., Differential Social Attributions toward Computing Technology: An Empirical Investigation. (2006) International Journal of Human Computer Studies,64(5), 446 – 460.

Stone, D., Johnson, R.D., Stone-Romero, E.F., Hartman, M., A comparative study of Hispanic-American and Anglo-American Cultural Values and Job Choice Preferences. (2006)Management Research, 4(1), 8 – 21.

Johnson, R.D., An empirical examination of the sources of application specific computer self-efficacy and mediators of the efficacy – performance relationship. (2005) International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 62, 737 – 758.

MGT 471 - Human Resource Information System
MGT 601 - Computer Applications in Human Resource Management